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Does your kid take too  many pitches in a game? Hitters who freeze, or simply take too many pitches in a game will frustrate coaches and especially parents. How do I problem solve a hitter who  lacks aggression and doesn’t swing enough? They will follow one of two strategies.  Strategy # 1  All you get...

It’s hard for me to believe but the biggest misconception about hitting is still being taught to young players all over the country.  Stop telling hitters to pivot on the back foot or telling hitters to squish the bug.  It’s not what great hitters do.  Not even close. This exact hitting advice is exactly why...

The only hitting decision you will ever have to make is NOT to swing. That’s right.   That’s it.  It’s that simple.  If you see your kid taking too many pitches, or fouling off pitches you think they should hit, then there is a great chance your kid is trying to do something different.    What...

The biggest obstacle in a hitters way isn’t what most people think it is.  They think it’s the pitcher.  They think it’s an over powering fastball, or maybe even the curve ball.  In this video I share with you insight from Jose Altuve, Babe Ruth, and Mickey Mantle.   They understood this obstacle and overcame it....

Stay loose.  That’s what many people say about hitting.  The reality is if you want to maximize exit velocity and look like a big league hitter you need to find tension in the right places at the right time. That’s right, I said tension.  Loose is all good in the beginning, but hitters create and...

Ever have a coach tell you… Take to a strike? Take the first pitch? Is taking the first pitch a good strategy? Too often players have been constricted to the concept of taking the first pitch or worse, taking to a strike. Players just love when they hear a coach tell them they need to...

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